30 Brilliantly Creative DIY Aquariums

30 Brilliantly Creative DIY Aquariums

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Looking for a new decor piece that people can’t stop talking about? How about one you can’t quit looking at with wonder? If so, then we know what your next DIY project is going to be… You need one of these genius DIY fish tanks, or perhaps you need several, one in every room. I am in awe of these DIY bloggers who came up with these crafty ideas, I only wish I could be half as creative. Check out the easy to follow step by step tutorials and learn how to make your very own DIY aquarium today. P.S. These make awesome Christmas gift ideas

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1. Upcycled Fish Tank

mommatoldmeblog

DIY Aquarium Ideas - Upcycled Fish Tank - Cool and Easy Decorations for Tank Aquariums, Mason Jar, Wall and Stand Projects for Fish - Creative Background Ideas - Fun Tutorials for Kids to Make With Plants and Decor - Best Home Decor and Crafts by DIY JOY

Upcycles in general make my heart happy! Just the idea of making our planet even more awesome – but this DIY Upcycled Fish Tank takes the cake! It’s brilliant. Hydroponics is something I have been dabbling in but hadn’t thought to grow catnip. Well, now I can since I have three cats in the house.

2. DIY Mason Jar Aquarium Lamp

artzycreations

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Need a fun activity to do with your kids? You can create a faux fish aquarium out of a mason jar and also made it a working lamp. This DIY lamp is so simple to create. You can make a couple of lamps in no time. The best part… it’s maintenance free and the fish won’t die.

3. Pickle Jar Fish Bowl

acasarella

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This DIY is so easy it’s just a matter of finding an empty gallon of pickle jar and adding some rocks, decorative plants and of course – a fish! It looks fantastic and a lot cheaper than store-bought aquariums. I knew I saved those old gallon jars for something.

4. Easy Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Aquarium

soapdelinews

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This elegant and simple marimo moss ball aquarium has been made from reclaimed light bulb. Not only is each DIY light bulb aquarium super cute, but they are perfectly sized to sit at your desk to keep you company. It’s such a super cool idea and a fantastic gift to give to your loved ones. I’m going to wow my friends when Christmas time comes with this amazing DIY.

5. DIY Aquarium Rock Columns

dramaticaquascapes

DIY Aquarium Ideas - DIY Aquarium Rock Columns - Cool and Easy Decorations for Tank Aquariums, Mason Jar, Wall and Stand Projects for Fish - Creative Background Ideas - Fun Tutorials for Kids to Make With Plants and Decor - Best Home Decor and Crafts by DIY JOY

It is great to decorate your aquarium all the time and provides a great hiding for your fishes. Create your own Aquarium Rock Columns to mimic real reefs and genuine coral formations to avoid the artificial look. The next step is to make the rocks suitable to be placed into an aquarium. Head on over to Dramatic Aquascape to grab the complete instructions on how to make your own.

6. Gumball Machine Aquarium

instructables

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Well it turns out gumball machines make for the coolest fish tanks. Dust off that old candy dispenser and create this retro funky gumball fish tank! And I tell you, it is absolutely awesome! I love the look. It might be a cool idea to use various marbles/multicolor balls as gravel, then that would also look like gumballs.

7. Fish Tank Elevator

1001gardens

DIY Aquarium Ideas - Fish Tank Elevator - Cool and Easy Decorations for Tank Aquariums, Mason Jar, Wall and Stand Projects for Fish - Creative Background Ideas - Fun Tutorials for Kids to Make With Plants and Decor - Best Home Decor and Crafts by DIY JOY

Wow, this is something so uniquely done! All you have to do is use a gal jar and a type of stand place the jar in the water on its side, let it fill with water then tip it up slowly bottom up, and place the jar mouth into the stand, making sure to keep the mouth under water. The fish can swim up into the jar as they wish.

8. TV Aquarium

apartmenttherapy

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Do you have an old analog TV? So why not take it out of storage, dust it off and make it into something useful and in high definition? Check out this how to article from Apartment Therapy that shows you how to turn that old TV sitting in your basement into an awesome custom fish tank!

9. Fish Jar Aquarium

myturnforus

Oh wow, every little kid is sure to love this Fish Jar Aquarium. This DIY Mini Fish Aquarium is a easy little craft that children can make and love and the fish never needs feeding. They will love taking care of their fish without the fuss! Check out the complete DIY project tutorial from My Turn For Us.

10. Hanging Macrame Fish Bowl

lovegrowswild

DIY Aquarium Ideas - Hanging Macrame Fish Bowl - Cool and Easy Decorations for Tank Aquariums, Mason Jar, Wall and Stand Projects for Fish - Creative Background Ideas - Fun Tutorials for Kids to Make With Plants and Decor - Best Home Decor and Crafts by DIY JOY

Do you have confidence in your knotting skills? I’ve only ever seen a fishbowl on a countertop or desk, but hanging near the window? Hang a fish bowl from the ceiling with this awesome macramé hanger! Give your fish a stylish home and save table space! Details at Love Grows Wild.

11. DIY Aquarium For Kids

thesouthasianbuzz

DIY Aquarium Ideas - DIY Aquarium For Kids - Cool and Easy Decorations for Tank Aquariums, Mason Jar, Wall and Stand Projects for Fish - Creative Background Ideas - Fun Tutorials for Kids to Make With Plants and Decor - Best Home Decor and Crafts by DIY JOY

12. DIY Aquarium Tank Dividers

tropicalfishkeeping

13. Mason Jar Aquarium

hellowonderful

DIY Aquarium Ideas - Mason Jar Aquarium - Cool and Easy Decorations for Tank Aquariums, Mason Jar, Wall and Stand Projects for Fish - Creative Background Ideas - Fun Tutorials for Kids to Make With Plants and Decor - Best Home Decor and Crafts by DIY JOY

14. Aquarium Plant Rock Base

radlinccrafts

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15. DIY Aquarium Tunnels

radlinccrafts

DIY Aquarium Ideas - DIY Aquarium Tunnels - Cool and Easy Decorations for Tank Aquariums, Mason Jar, Wall and Stand Projects for Fish - Creative Background Ideas - Fun Tutorials for Kids to Make With Plants and Decor - Best Home Decor and Crafts by DIY JOY

16. DIY Cave Grotto Aquarium

aquariumlife

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17. Decorate Boring Fish Tank

pouted

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18. Floating Island Aquarium

aquatic-art

DIY Aquarium Ideas - Floating Island Aquarium - Cool and Easy Decorations for Tank Aquariums, Mason Jar, Wall and Stand Projects for Fish - Creative Background Ideas - Fun Tutorials for Kids to Make With Plants and Decor - Best Home Decor and Crafts by DIY JOY

19. Grindylow Aquarium

hpwishlist

DIY Aquarium Ideas - Grindylow Aquarium - Cool and Easy Decorations for Tank Aquariums, Mason Jar, Wall and Stand Projects for Fish - Creative Background Ideas - Fun Tutorials for Kids to Make With Plants and Decor - Best Home Decor and Crafts by DIY JOY

20. Light Up Jar Aquarium

thetiptoefairy

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21. Mini Aquarium In A Bottle

alittlepinchofperfect

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22. DIY CO2 Aquarium

bcaquaria

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23. Aquarium Coffee Table

lilmoocreations

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24. Aquarium Decorations

createaquariums

DIY Aquarium Ideas - Aquarium Decorations - Cool and Easy Decorations for Tank Aquariums, Mason Jar, Wall and Stand Projects for Fish - Creative Background Ideas - Fun Tutorials for Kids to Make With Plants and Decor - Best Home Decor and Crafts by DIY JOY

25. Planted Aquarium

plantpropaganda

DIY Aquarium Ideas - Planted Aquarium - Cool and Easy Decorations for Tank Aquariums, Mason Jar, Wall and Stand Projects for Fish - Creative Background Ideas - Fun Tutorials for Kids to Make With Plants and Decor - Best Home Decor and Crafts by DIY JOY

26. Saltwater Aquarium

earthsfriends

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27. Wine Bottle Aquarium

instructables

DIY Aquarium Ideas - Wine Bottle Aquarium - Cool and Easy Decorations for Tank Aquariums, Mason Jar, Wall and Stand Projects for Fish - Creative Background Ideas - Fun Tutorials for Kids to Make With Plants and Decor - Best Home Decor and Crafts by DIY JOY

28. Tiles 3D Fish Tank Background

lifehacker

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29. Hexagon Aquarium Top

instructables

DIY Aquarium Ideas - Hexagon Aquarium Top - Cool and Easy Decorations for Tank Aquariums, Mason Jar, Wall and Stand Projects for Fish - Creative Background Ideas - Fun Tutorials for Kids to Make With Plants and Decor - Best Home Decor and Crafts by DIY JOY

30. Super Mario Aquarium Decoration

nerdist

DIY Aquarium Ideas - Super Mario Aquarium Decoration - Cool and Easy Decorations for Tank Aquariums, Mason Jar, Wall and Stand Projects for Fish - Creative Background Ideas - Fun Tutorials for Kids to Make With Plants and Decor - Best Home Decor and Crafts by DIY JOY

 

30 Brilliantly Creative DIY Aquariums

DIY Aquarium Ideas - Cool and Easy Decorations for Tank Aquariums, Mason Jar, Wall and Stand Projects for Fish - Creative Background Ideas - Fun Tutorials for Kids to Make With Plants and Decor - Best Home Decor and Crafts by DIY JOY

30 Brilliantly Creative DIY Aquariums

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